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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marc Zimmerman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

*Some of his recent and forthcoming books, according to the UIC website ([http://tigger. uic. edu/~marczim/zimmermanbio. htm Marc Zimmerman's Biography on the UIC website)]are projects of the Chicago Latin American/Latino/a Activities and Studies Arena (LACASA CHICAGO), an organization Zimmerman directs and which is dedicated to networking and promoting valuable cultural and artistic projects in local, national and international, academic and community, contexts.

Biographical and Professional Information

According to the UIC biography, Marc Zimmerman has won Fulbright, Newberry, Del Amo, Illinois Arts and Humanities Council grants; and served as committee member and/or reader for awards committees of the Council of International Education (Fulbright), FIPSE, NEH and other entities. He won a Rockefeller grant leading to a conference he coordinated on ''Mapping Latin American Chicago'' (Fall 1998). He has also served as consultant to numerous publishers and academic institutions, and served on the jury for Cuba=s Casa de las Américas Caribbean literature prize for 1994. He was recently elected Co-Chair of the Central American Task Force of the Latin American Studies Association and was named as a Board member of the Central American Literature and Arts Doctoral Program of the National University of Costa Rica (Heredia).

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Voices From Silence: Guatemalan Literature of Resistance (Ohio RIS Latin America Series)
ISBN: 0896801985

Ohio University Press. 1998

The conquest, colonization, independence, the liberal reforms, the regimes, revolution, and dictatorships, the insurrections and ongoing peace dialogues all are combined in a narrative projecting the most important forces in Guatemalan history from the Mayan period to our own times.

Using excerpts from poems, novels, stories, essays, and interviews by writers ranging from Cardoza y Aragón and Nobel Prize winner Miguel Angel Asturias to the indigenous and testimonial voices of Rigoberta Menchú and Mario Payeras, this full sampling of a country’s literature is, in truth, a documentary of realism and magic. Voices from the Silence bears witness to a nation’s long journey toward some ideal community for which so many have fought and died.



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